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Day 7: Favorite Board / Card Game

settlersofcatanSettlers Of Catan! The Baird Clan is very serious about Settlers of Catan. We’ve even coined our own version with our own rules, we called it “Power Catan”. When we get together, it’s an all-out war; every man for themselves. In the end, everyone usually gains up on Dan because, 8 out of 10 times he wins. But, when he doesn’t the winner always gloats so much that we have to play again!

P.S. Sorry for the late post… It was a double dance concert day!

Day 6: Home Cooked Meal

Day 6We are big brunch eaters in this house! Every week I cook up a version of this breakfast pie. Our Sunday mornings are always reserved for eating a tasty breakfast in our pajamas while enjoying a cup of coffee. (*Obviously this isn’t today’s meal. It’s dance  concert week. Although I’ve got something prepped in the refrigerator, it might not look as pretty when I have to reheat it later tonight.)

Day 4: Life

LifeQuoteI’m approaching the word life, for this challenge, in more of an abstract way. When we think of life, we’d best describe ourselves as humanist. So, instead of a picture of us being us, we’re going to use a quote that simply states the words we live by.

Day 4: Siblings

Day4SiblingsDan comes from a large family, but I guess it’s kinda normal for Utah. Ha! He’s one of, six kids landing in the middle. Amy, Josh, (my man) Dan, Lori, Ben and Sam. It was easy to find pictures of his family cause we get together at least once a year for Kim, Dan’s mom to take a photo. My family is half the size. I’m one of three, and I’m the middle child. I have an older brother, Chad, and a younger sister, Karen. It was so hard to find a recent picture because my brother hates getting his picture taken. Seriously, most of the ones I found he’s covering his face or giving me bunny ears! It’s a few years old, but I found one good of all of us!

xoxo

Liss

Day 3: Our Favorite Place in our Town

Day 3: Our Favorite Place in our Town

Without a doubt, Big Cottonwood Canyon is our favorite place in SLC. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, we always find ourselves spending time in this canyon. Whether we’re running, biking, hiking, rock-climbing, snowboarding or picnicking, the canyon is our happy place. We can’t wait to share our love of this canyon with our child someday.

Photo by Adam Barker
Photo by Adam Barker

Day 2: Our View Outside our Door

The view outside our doorDay 2: Our View Outside our Door

It’s barely winter, and not quite spring. I’m not going to lie, the view outside our door isn’t very exciting this morning. So I took the liberty of sharing with you a side-by-side photo that shows it’s beauty on a snowy day and blooming spring day.

xoxo

Liss

P.S.  We always go out our back door since it’s closer to our garage. So this is a glimpse of the backyard.

Day 1: Us!

Dan And Alissa AdoptDay 1: Us! We’re Dan & Alissa Baird from Salt Lake City, Utah. Dan hails from right here in SLC, and I’m from Westerville, Ohio. We have been inseparable since the night we met at a Karaoke fundraiser over 10 years ago where Dan serenaded me with an impeccable Justin Timberlake impression. After a few years of working and globe-trotting, we moved back to beautiful SLC with our dog, Panda, to grow roots. Dan and I are perfectly matched, he’s my person! We like to challenge each other to fulfill our dreams, and are thrilled to take on one of the biggest adventures in our lives: becoming parent!

xoxo

Liss

60 Day Photo Challenge!

From time-to-time,  I peek at my fellow waiting families to see if anyone has good news. As I’ve browsed throughopingtoadopt60daysh pages, I notice that heck, “we all look the same!” But a few days ago, I can across something different that I thought helped families personalities really shine through… An Instagram Photo Challenge! Instantly, I knew we had to join the fun.  So here it is my friends, the Baird’s are throwing in their hat for the 60 Day All About Us Adoption Photo Challenge!!!

xoxo

Liss